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Asia oil consumers

Nov 24, 2005
China, India, Japan, and South Korea sit down with Russian officials today to press their case that more Russian oil should be directed their way. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The Turkey Hotline

Nov 24, 2005
These days, there's a hotline for almost everything... even cooking a turkey. Meet Nancy Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey Talkline.

Can you spam me now?

Nov 24, 2005
Verizon Wireless has sued a Florida company, alleging it sent text-message spam to 98,000 users. But this doesn't necessarily mean the genie of cell-phone spam is out of the bottle. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains.

Goodbye discount cards

Nov 24, 2005
The government's new Medicare drug benefit program is prompting big pharmaceutical companies to discontinue their discount drug programs. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.

Poultry fears in China

Nov 23, 2005
New outbreaks of bird flu have triggered restrictions on poultry imports in Hong Kong, and poultry sales are way down. Ruth Kirchner reports.

The cost of war

Nov 23, 2005
Commentator Robert Reich argues that military salaries and the war in Iraq have become a real drain on government coffers.

Over the river...

Nov 23, 2005
Folks are on their way to Grandma's house in record numbers this year... and as Gretchen Cook reports, many of them are planning a long stay.

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This is not your FBI

Nov 23, 2005
The real FBI is warning computer users against an e-mail fraud perpetuated by bad guys masquerading as the federal law enforcement agency. Jeff Tyler reports.

Unionizing Indian call centers

Nov 22, 2005
Labor organizers are working to unionize call center employees in India. But as Miranda Kennedy reports, not all employees are eager to join.

The future of 'Nightline'

Nov 22, 2005
Ted Koppel signs off today as the long-time anchor of "Nightline." Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on the likely fate of the late-night news show in light of declining viewership.